Photography

Fed up of grainy smartphone pictures? Win a must-have camera plus two tickets to The Photography Show – The Sun

Sunday, February 26, 2017

FROM hols to quality family time, capturing those special moments is a must. But sometimes our cameraphones don’t cut it, which is why it’s time for an upgrade – and some tips from the pros at The Photography Show. One lucky winner will receive a Panasonic Lumix camera One lucky reader will scoop a swish 20-megapixel Panasonic Lumix TZ100 digital camera, worth £549, which packs a powerful zoom into its pocket-sized body. You’ll…

Nikon Speaks Out: Will Focus on Medium to High-End DSLRs and Lenses – PetaPixel (blog)

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Nikon has been conspicuously silent since the Japanese camera giant suddenly cancelled their long-awaited Nikon DL line released a “recognition of extraordinary loss.” But Nikon executives broke their silence yesterday in the Japanese press, revealing, among other things, what’s next for Nikon’s camera business. Based on the comments sections of our Nikon financial trouble coverage, fans of the brand will be very happy to hear Nikon’s plans moving forward. According…

Parking lot birth photographer snaps shots of a lifetime – KING5.com

Saturday, February 25, 2017

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — When Noah Parker van Rhyn Strunk wanted to come into the world, he wouldn’t be told to wait. The impatient little fella was born in the parking lot of St. Vincent’s Medical Center on February 22. Parker, as the boy will be known, was the first miracle. The second, was that photographer Stephanie Knowles was able to capture the miracle with her camera. Mom, Lauren Strunk, said she got the…

Photographer recalls shooting picture of captured Boston Strangler – Dayton Daily News

Saturday, February 25, 2017

“(It was) just Lynn Police saying there are roadblocks set up at the Lynn-Saugus line at Ballard Street,” Zapolski said. “I said, ‘Oh, it’s only a mile from my house.’ So I went down there to check it out – just to take some pictures of the action.”

The iPhone 8’s upcoming 3D FaceTime camera could make selfies great again – BGR

Saturday, February 25, 2017

One of the hot new features of the iPhone 8 might be the FaceTime selfie camera, many reports have suggested. The camera is expected to incorporate additional hardware and software features that will give it additional powers on top of its basic picture-taking and video chat features. A new report from a top source indicates that the iPhone 8’s 3D camera could “reinvent the user experience.” KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi…

Controversial Chinese Photographer Ren Hang Dies at 29 – TIME

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Chinese photographer and poet, Ren Hang, has died at the age of 29. His searing images, a carnival of milky limbs and botanical beauty, were celebrated and censored in equal measure. Hang was arrested several times for his explicit photographs and experienced censorship throughout his career in his home country of China. His pictures were a celebration of brazen exposure told through a language of graphic lines and block coloring….

New Technology Empowers You To Fight Crime With Your Smartphone Camera – Forbes

Saturday, February 25, 2017

We live in the age of the smartphone. Just about everyone and their mother has one, and it is attached to them at the hip. Most of us can’t go anywhere without our phones, let alone go just fifteen minutes without checking them. One study found the average Millennial checks their phone five times an hour, every hour, and spends a third of their waking day on their phone. By…

Huawei’s snap-on 360 camera will let you livecast in VR – CNET

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Huawei Huawei has announced is first 360 degree VR camera, and it’s designed as a snap-on add-on to the company’s line of Honor phones. The new product was teased earlier this week in Beijing, according to Insta360, the hardware partner that already produces a variety of similar 360 degree cameras. The Honor VR Camera will support full wraparound livestreaming and photography. (Read CNET’s VR vs. AR vs. 360 video explainer.)…

Storytelling in Street Photography – PetaPixel (blog)

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Many street photography tutorials discuss the same topics over and over—focussing techniques, composition, candid shooting, etc. However, I believe that one topic is underrepresented: storytelling. Many composition principles in street photography are the same as in other kinds of photography. In addition, there needs to be some additional element of interest in the scene as well—an attention grabber. I mentioned in a previous post that, for example, Joel Meyerowitz’s key…

Ren Hang: Chinese Photographer Dead at 29 | Time.com – TIME

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Chinese photographer and poet, Ren Hang, has died at the age of 29. His searing images, a carnival of milky limbs and botanical beauty, were celebrated and censored in equal measure. Hang was arrested several times for his explicit photographs and experienced censorship throughout his career in his home country of China. His pictures were a celebration of brazen exposure told through a language of graphic lines and block coloring….

Huawei’s snap-on 360 camera will let you livecast in VR – CNET

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Huawei Huawei has announced is first 360 degree VR camera, and it’s designed as a snap-on add-on to the company’s line of Honor phones. The new product was teased earlier this week in Beijing, according to Insta360, the hardware partner that already produces a variety of similar 360 degree cameras. The Honor VR Camera will support full wraparound livestreaming and photography. (Read CNET’s VR vs. AR vs. 360 video explainer.)…

Apple iPhone 8 3D camera could ‘reinvent the user experience’: KGI … – Business Insider

Saturday, February 25, 2017

YouTube/ConceptsiPhone Apple is developing a new camera with “3D sensing and modeling capabilities” that could “reinvent the user experience” to be included in a redesigned iPhone expected to launch later this year, according to new research from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo seen by Business Insider. The production of the redesigned iPhone with the 3D camera is “expected to begin in September,” according to Kuo. Kuo writes: “After 1-2 years…

Huawei believes in VR enough to design a smartphone camera – CNET

Friday, February 24, 2017

Huawei Huawei has announced its first 360 degree VR camera which will support livestreaming and photography. The Honor VR Camera will be made in conjunction with Insta360 which also produces a similar camera for Android and iOS devices. The blue spherical device, which appears to feature dual lenses, is designed to plug into the bottom of a phone and clip on at the top. According to Engadget the Honor VR…

Apple’s next-generation 3D iPhone camera could ‘reinvent the user experience’ – Business Insider

Friday, February 24, 2017

YouTube/ConceptsiPhone Apple is developing a new camera with “3D sensing and modeling capabilities” that could “reinvent the user experience” to be included in a redesigned iPhone expected to launch later this year, according to new research from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo seen by Business Insider. The production of the redesigned iPhone with the 3D camera is “expected to begin in September,” according to Kuo. Kuo writes: “After 1-2 years…

Controversial and renowned Chinese photographer Ren Hang dies aged 29 – British Journal of Photography

Friday, February 24, 2017

Ren Hang, one of the leading lights of the new generation of Chinese photographers, despite enduring censorship and intimidation from the authorities throughout his career, has died at the age of 29, his gallerist has confirmed. Ren Hang was arrested many times for his sexually explicit, joyously celebratory photography. Although he was globally renowned, he never gained the recognition he deserved in his home country, in part because…

Elite: Dangerous 2.3 expansion adds camera, multicrew—and a certain 7 exoplanets – Ars Technica

Friday, February 24, 2017

reader comments 28 More than two years after its official release back in December 2014, spaceship simulator Elite: Dangerous continues to grow and add content. The latest update is called “The Commanders,” and it bumps the game’s version number to 2.3 (or 1.8, if you’re not running the “Horizons” expansion). There are plenty of new features in 2.3, including a vastly updated camera system for taking in-game images or movies;…

Fuji tried to promote its new camera by providing a half naked model to photographers – Metro

Friday, February 24, 2017

This is pretty much what happened (Picture: Getty) How’s your blood pressure?  How these art therapy classes are helping women the NHS can’t support High? If so, and you’re invested in decent human behaviour, you might want to stop reading right now. Because what’s about to follow unquestionable proof that sexism is alive and well. Photographer Danny North attended an event this week, for the latest Fuji camera, the GFX…

Apple’s next-generation 3D iPhone camera could ‘reinvent the user experience’ – Yahoo Finance

Friday, February 24, 2017

(YouTube/ConceptsiPhone) Apple is developing a new camera with “3D sensing and modeling capabilities” to be included in a new redesigned iPhone expected to launch later this year.  The production of a new, redesigned iPhone with the 3D camera is “expected to begin in September,” according to new research from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo seen by Business Insider. Kuo writes:  After 1-2 years spent on related-component R&D, OLED iPhone to…

Huawei announces a 360-degree VR camera for smartphones – Engadget

Friday, February 24, 2017

Huawei is joining the 360-degree camera war. The Chinese electronics company has revealed that it created a 360-degree clip-on for smartphones called Honor VR Camera in collaboration with Insta 360 at an event in Beijing. Huawei is keeping its pricing and release date a secret, but it’s obviously part of the company’s online-focused line. The phonemaker also said the device is capable of 3K photography and seamless livestreaming. Plus, you…

What’s It Really Like to Be on the Oscars Red Carpet? One Expert Tells All – Vanity Fair

Friday, February 24, 2017

Ever since the Academy Awards introduced the red carpet in 1961, the crimson-colored walkway has signified the height of Hollywood glamour. But for the press flanking Hollywood’s front line this Sunday for “the Super Bowl of red carpets,” that storied strip is more—a historic convergence of Hollywood’s elite for a night of career wins (and losses). And it is the press’s job to capture each big moment in a chaotic…